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Bingley learning resources business expands global presence with acquisition

Emerald Group, a global provider of research and learning resources based in Bingley, has acquired digital learning and support business Mind Tools.

The acquisition of Mind Tools, which provides learning resources for over 24 million people in over 180 countries, will bolster Emerald Group’s existing knowledge and capabilities, strengthening the group’s position as a global leader in digital learning.

As well expanding its international presence, acquiring Mind Tools will also support Emerald Group’s ability to meet a growing demand for adaptable and effective educational tools.

Peter Casebow, CEO of Emerald’s corporate learning division, said: “This is a perfect fit for Emerald in our continuing goal of providing solutions rooted in a firm evidence base and with a practical impact.

“We already provide a leading performance support solution in the business user market. Together with Mind Tools, we can provide the best experience to customers and users, whether they’re accessing our resources at work or as part of learning in their everyday lives.”

Mind Tools Co-founder James Manktelow added: “We are very pleased and proud to see Mind Tools join Emerald. Over the past two decades, together with our team of wonderful and talented people, we’ve built a solution and resources that help millions of people thrive at work.

“With Emerald, Mind Tools has found a great new home for the next phase of its growth.”